Monday night proved to be strong for Seven and Nine at the expense of the rest.
The X Factor dominated proceedings with 1.25m viewers as the top show of the night. Rock night featured mentoring by Alice Cooper and a reactive live telly moment with Guy Sebastian taking contestant Mitchell Callaway to task over his rehearsal attitude.
Today Tonight (1.21m), Seven News (1.18m), Home And Away Seven (1.02m) and Body Of Proof (948,000) all did good business for Seven.
The Mentalist (1.07m) was Nine’s top show of the night, but a 90 minute finale of The Farmer Wants A Wife (1.05m) was also strong. Two of the farmers left the series without a potential partner in tow. CSI: Miami was 678,000 for its first episode.
It was a disappointing night for TEN with Junior Masterchef (770,000) its best performer. Undercover Boss Australia followed at 8:30pm with 578,000 and Law And Order: SVU slipped to 353,000. At 10:30pm Good News World is now limping out with 187,000. It will be fascinating to see how TEN stacks up without its TEN Late News.
ABC News (896,000) topped the night for ABC1 before it dropped to 596,000 for 7:30 and 631,000 for an Australian Story replay. Things improved with Four Corners (744,000) and Media Watch (742,000). Q & A was 613,000.
Swift And Shift Couriers (234,000) was best for SBS ONE.
Neighbours topped multichannels on 339,000.
Seven won the night.